The next series of classes of Buddhism from the Ground Up begin on Sunday, July 20, 2014. During each series of classes, we study, discuss and meditate upon the Buddhist concepts and principles presented in a text which we read at home. The aim of the program is to provide the knowledge, experience and meditation skills needed to bring the Buddha’s teachings into your life in a meaningful and useful way. Anyone interested in learning about Buddhism is welcome – no experience required.
Our next book is “What Makes You Not a Buddhist” by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche. The author states that belief in four statements spoken by the Buddha, known as the Four Seals (a hallmark that confirms authenticity) is what makes one a Buddhist. The book teaches these four statements. Each month we will read one chapter (at home) and meet on the third Sunday of the month for discussion and meditation.
Rinpoche states “My primary intention is to point out the unique part of Buddhism that differentiates it from other views. What did this Indian prince say that earned so much respect and admiration? I believe it boils down to the Four Seals, and I have attempted to present these difficult concepts in the simplest language available to me. I hope to illustrate that the Buddha’s teachings . . . are a functional, logical view that can be practiced by each and every individual.”
Lion’s Roar believes that education should nourish and develop our compassion, wisdom, kindness and happiness. All it takes is your curious and open mind to join and learn and practice the Buddha’s teachings.
Please check the calendar for dates, times and location.
For more information, contact Susan (Yeshe Zangmo) at firstname.lastname@example.org.